42-37800 Piccadilly Lilly II

The nose art of a B-17G Flying Fortress nicknamed "Piccadilly Lilly II" of the 100th Bomb Group.

Object Number - FRE 4079 - The nose art of a B-17G Flying Fortress nicknamed "Piccadilly Lilly II" of the 100th Bomb Group. 42-37800 EP-A flown by Lt Russel "Pinky" Flack. Crew...

Delivered Denver 1/9/43; Gr Island 1/10/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-A] Thorpe Abbotts 24/9/43; 39m battle damaged on possibly, an earlier mission with Paul Kahlerc, crew? ; overran the runway ; sal 27/6/44, PICCADILLY LILLY II.
Piloted during the accident by Paul Kohler. Crash was blamed on a warped airframe, leading to the aircraft being unwieldy and difficult to control or steer.


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Units served with

The wreckage of a B-24 Liberator (GO-K) of the 328th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group that has crash landed. A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 100th Bomb Group is in the background.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 356th Fighter Group 361st Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot



Date9 Mar 2022 20:09:59
ContributorDouglas P
ChangesChanges to production block number
Date9 Oct 2020 05:22:22
ChangesChanges to unit associations


Date15 Jul 2015 15:55:42
ChangesChanges to manufacturer, description and person associations

Page 140, The Mighty Eighth in Color, Roger Freeman

Date10 Oct 2014 14:20:56
ChangesChanges to nicknames

Changed spelling of 'Lilly' to match the nose art on the photo.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:45
ChangesAAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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